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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby slide » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 pm

yea I got that one I knew they did some different sizes , I wondered if a 5 was available , I did like the speed1 5metre , in a strong wind it was way better than the small speed2's, 6 and 8 were awfull

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Adventure Logs » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:52 pm

slide wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 pm
yea I got that one I knew they did some different sizes , I wondered if a 5 was available , I did like the speed1 5metre , in a strong wind it was way better than the small speed2's, 6 and 8 were awfull
The new sizes are 7 and 9 using the AR of the 8m.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:12 am

foilholio wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:42 am
Well I like posting in public so that others can add too or read. The PM's I get have been quite interesting, mostly people asking for help in private, I have over 12 posts each way with one person recently that would have made a good thread.

I think to make better posts stand out the thanks button is helping but maybe it could evolve further. Another option is a Wiki. Quite a few things are getting repeated and a wiki may be better than searching and scanning through posts.

Maybe it is because I can read reasonably fast but I have no issue with the long posts from others. If I scan into something and find it worthless I will sometimes just skip over it. I only actually take interest in about 5-10% of thread titles, but some of those can be quite long and unending.

The forum overall is quite interesting to me. There is quite a mix of people here and they all contribute something in differing ways. Even things like memes from Pullstrings aimed at me I can find fun. I have enjoyed many of your contributions Adventure Logs, particularly a few of the videos I have watched.

Thanks!
I also enjoy your posts and find them useful and informative. I guess my complaint is more with the discussions with another forum member who mostly posts about claims /brags that seem only to be useful to toot his own horn so to speak.

I'll be asking you for some advice in the near future. My 10m Soul has a tendency to taco on the extreme low end, especially on landing or putting it in the drink so I'll be diving into the PMA's and see if I can tune some of that tendency out. My 6m never has this problem so I think a couple tweaks are in order. I absolutely love the 6m on the hydrofoil and would really like to get the 10m on the same level.

=Jason-

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby joe f » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:47 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:17 pm
slide wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:47 pm
whats the smallest soul you can get now plz
6m. It’s my favorite hydrofoil kite.
Any thoughts on 6m Soul v Peak 4 (any of the 5m and below sizes)?

I have got the 10m and 6m Soul and the 6m is great on the hydrofoil. It feels a bit too small for me on the twin tip but I can hang on to the 10m for ages and, more importantly, hardly ever go out on the twin tip these days. I am interested in the Peaks though as the drift on the 6m Soul is one of the reasons that I like it so much. I assume the Peak would take this to a new level and it would probably be softer over all with less power?

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby foilholio » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:57 pm

Yes the Peak like all single skins drifts well.

Adventure Logs wrote: I'll be asking you for some advice in the near future. My 10m Soul has a tendency to taco on the extreme low end, especially on landing or putting it in the drink so I'll be diving into the PMA's and see if I can tune some of that tendency out. My 6m never has this problem so I think a couple tweaks are in order. I absolutely love the 6m on the hydrofoil and would really like to get the 10m on the same level.
I have never used PMAs to help with this problem , I have no kites with them, though they can certainly be used to help. I have usually only extended Z to fix this and tip collapse on kites. It is that simple.

I do a variety of other things, the main being extending the depower on the mixer and then occasionally testing out little things. When kites become porous they can collapse more but Z being too tight is the main problem.

Hopefully flysurfer adopts a new mixer and adjusting Z and the depower limit becomes standard. There is a strong argument that no adjustment is better than how they do it now, as the "mixer test" tends to adjust in the wrong way.


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